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Front view of Intel Pentium E5300

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Intel Pentium E5300

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Much better PassMark score 1,549 vs 1,384 More than 10% better PassMark score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 3.17 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 3.61 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 73.3 °C Almost the same
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E4600

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Intel Core2 Duo E4600

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5300 vs Core2 Duo E4600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium E5300
110,800 MB/s
Core2 Duo E4600
102,150 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5300  vs
Core2 Duo E4600 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.66 pt/W 1.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 800 MHz

details

Pentium E5300  vs
Core2 Duo E4600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 167,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 13 12
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 73.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 3.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 3.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 3.17 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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